Two Women Awarded $4.2 Million for Injuries

Two women were awarded $4.2 million dollars for their wounds caused by the Los Angeles Police. The women were shot at by police during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the ex-officer who went on a killing spree in February of 2013.

Unfortunately, the two women were shot at while sitting in their pickup truck as officers believed the pickup truck to be Christopher Dorner’s. The settlement is $4.2 million, but the amount will be split between the 71 year-old mother and the 47 year-old daughter for $2.1 million each.  Police shot the mother twice in the back while the daughter suffered injuries from resulting broken glass.

Personal Injury Claims

All around the nation, individuals are filing personal injury claims for their injuries. You may have heard the term “personal injury,” but what exactly does it entail? Personal injury is defined as any injury to the body, mind, or emotions. Thus, personal injury does not apply to property. Common accidents that lead to personal injury claims include:
  •          Car accidents
  •          Slip and fall accidents
  •          Bicycle accidents
  •          Pedestrian accidents
  •          Dog bite attacks
  •          Medical malpractice incidents
  •          Defective products
  •          Workplace accidents

Often times, these accidents are caused by the negligence of another. When a person acts irresponsibly he or she may cause an accident that injures those nearby. For instance, if a person is texting while driving, the driver may hit another car and cause the victim to suffer from traumatic brain injury.

In the story told above, the police officers acted negligently and shot the two women instead of checking to see firsthand if Christopher Dorner was in their truck. These types of accidents are easily preventable; thus, victims may be rewarded monetary compensation for their injuries as a result.

Law Offices of Mullen and Mullen

If you were recently injured due to another party acting negligently, you should contact a personal injury attorney today to discuss your situation. A skilled personal injury attorney from Mullen and Mullen will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today.